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Pre-diagnostic Clinical Presentations and Medical History Priorto the Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children

Title
Pre-diagnostic Clinical Presentations and Medical History Priorto the Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children
Author
김용주
Keywords
Inflammatory; bowel; diseases
Issue Date
2013-09
Publisher
대한소아소화기영양학회
Citation
Pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology & nutrition, 16(3), 178-184
Abstract
The clinical presentations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) prior to diagnosis are so diverse or vague that many of them waste time before final diagnosis. This study was undertaken to know the medical history of the pediatric patients until the final diagnosis could be reached.MethodsThe medical records of all pediatric patients who were diagnosed with IBD (Crohn's disease [CD] in 14 children, ulcerative colitis [UC] in 17) during the last 13 years were reviewed. We investigated the length of the diagnostic time lag, chief clinical presentation, and any useful laboratory predictor among the routinely performed examinations. Indeterminate colitis was not included.ResultsThe mean ages of children at the final diagnosis was similar in both diseases. As for the pre-clinical past history of bowel symptoms in CD patients, 5 were previously healthy, 9 had had 1-3 gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, weight loss, bloody stool, anemia and rectal prolapse. With UC, 9 were previously healthy, 8 had had 1-3 GI symptoms, bloody stool, anorexia. The average diagnostic time lag with CD was 3.36 months, and with UC 2.2 months. Body mass index (BMI) and the initial basic laboratory data (white blood cell, hemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume, serum albumin, and serum total protein) were lower in CD, statistically significant only in BMI.ConclusionIBD shows diverse clinical symptoms before its classical features, making the patients waste time until diagnosis. It is important to concern possibility of IBD even in the mildly sick children who do not show the characteristic symptoms of IBD.
URI
https://synapse.koreamed.org/search.php?where=aview&id=10.5223/pghn.2013.16.3.178&code=1121PGHN&vmode=FULLhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/44526
ISSN
2234-8646
DOI
10.5223/pghn.2013.16.3.178
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